Darn. Mere hours after I started a push to get closer implosions called “Marmols,” the new stat’s namesake loses his job. David Kaplan of CSNChicago.com reports:
Marmol officially informed by Dale Sveum that he is out as Cubs closer. No defined role as of yet.
— David Kaplan (@thekapman) May 4, 2012
I guess they go with, who, Rafael Dolis? That’s kind of scary given his low strikeout rate, but I’m not sure that they have any better options.